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 The Creation and the Burden of the Negro Church

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

W. E. B. Bu Bois and other black leaders played a crucial role in the creation of the “Negro Church.” By using the language and tools of the social sciences, black intellectuals and leaders hoped to ... More


Six. Black World, White Nation: Remapping Political Theory

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers how the worldly orientation of Du Bois's political thought might inform political theory as it turns toward the global. The central text in this case is an unlikely one. While ... More


Worlds of Color

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the utopian fiction of Pauline Hopkins and W. E. B. Du Bois. In response to a long-standing problem with emplacement, both authors use their fiction to manufacture idealized ... More


Four. Practicing Critical Race Autobiography

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses Du Bois's inquiry into his own exemplarity, his status as both an exemplar or “exception” and an example of “the Problem.” It offers an interpretation of Dusk of Dawn, Du ... More


Three. Resurrecting John Brown

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the political implications of Du Bois's 1909 recasting of John Brown's life story. Written at a time when antiblack violence was actively abetted or at least unanswered by ... More


One. Politics in the Present-Past

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the controversy sparked by the Virginia General Assembly's introduction of a joint resolution on January 10, 2007, atoning for Virginia's part in the ... More


Two. Unreconstructed Democracy and the Claim of Reparations

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at Du Bois's efforts to correct distorted understandings of Reconstruction, by focusing on African Americans' role in abolition and by redefining the post-war era as the nation's ... More


Five. Representative Women: Slavery and the Gendered Ground of Citizenship

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the 1920 essay “The Damnation of Women,” Du Bois's collective biography of African American women. Despite the masculinism that defines much of his writing, and the tensions ... More


Black Folk in the Kingdom of Culture

W. E. B. Du Bois

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyses the unexplored aspects of W. E. B. Du Bois's work, along with the interrelationships between culture and ethnicity, describing Du Bois as a writer who follows the cultural ... More


The Figure of the X: An Elaboration of the Autobiographical Example in the Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois

Nahum Dimitri Chandler

in X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254064
eISBN:
9780823261239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254064.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Through the privileged example of W. E. B. Du Bois’ s 1940 text Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept, this chapter shows how a critical autobiographical practice might ... More


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